Paul beat me to the punch on blogging this, but here is the text of the email I got recently announcing the 2006 NC Festival of the Book:

Subject: News: ’06 North Carolina Fest. o/t Book

Greetings from the ’06 NC Festival of the Book:

We’re proud to announce the launch of a totally-revamped and newly-updated festival site:

There you’ll find a schedule of confirmed festival programs, as well as participants including:
Roy Blount, Jr.
Robert Olen Butler
Mary Chapin Carpenter
Pearl Cleage
Kaye Gibbons
David Gordon Green
Allan Gurganus
Barbara Kingsolver
Haven Kimmel
Ann Patchett
Anne Rivers Siddons
Luis Alberto Urrea
CK Williams
Tom Wolfe
and a cavalcade of others. . .

In addition to those listed programs, we will soon announce several more top-tier additions.

Continue to check the site for new programs and participants, parking information, volunteer sign-up and comprehensive answers to all of your festival queries.

**Please help us spread the word by forwarding the url and festival information.**

’06 NC Fest. o/t Book: It’s About the Story
World-class writers in conversation.
The stories behind their work. The relationships that impact their writing.
Seventy-five participants in more than thirty events over five days. All free and open to the public.

As Paul points out, the FotB will be held at Duke. On any day but today, we’d all be fine with that. 🙂